News on the topic: political prisoners

Brest court orders “khimiya” terms over Lukashenka’s effigy

01.04.2021 Brest court orders “khimiya” terms over Lukashenka’s effigy

Judge Inna Klyshpach of the Maskoŭski District Court of Brest ruled today to sentence two women and a man to various terms of restricted freedom, finding them guilty under Part 2 of Article 339 of the Criminal Code, hooliganism committed by a group of persons.

Sisters sentenced to prison terms in political trial

01.04.2021 Sisters sentenced to prison terms in political trial

Judge Aliaksandr Volk of the Saviecki District Court of Minsk has sentenced Anastasiya and Viktoryia Mirontsava, both political prisoners, to two and two and a half years in prison, respectively, finding the sisters guilty of “breaching public order” (Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code) and “using violence against police officers” (Part 1 of Art. 363).

Political prisoners sentenced to “khimiya” terms in Maladziečna

31.03.2021 Political prisoners sentenced to “khimiya” terms in Maladziečna

The Maladziečna District Court has announced its verdict in a trial involving six people who blocked a street on November 21.

Arrested Polish minority activists are political prisoners

31.03.2021 Arrested Polish minority activists are political prisoners

Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights community

Political prisoner Viktar Siadou sentenced to 3 years in prison

30.03.2021 Political prisoner Viktar Siadou sentenced to 3 years in prison

On March 30, the Pieršamajski District Court of Minsk handed down a verdict in the criminal case of Viktar Siadou, a political prisoner prosecuted for participation in “mass riots” (Part 2 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code). Judge Anastasiya Liaikouskaya sentenced Siadou to three years in a medium-security penal colony.

20 new names on list of political prisoners

29.03.2021 20 new names on list of political prisoners

Joint statement by the human rights organizations of Belarus

#WeStandBYyou: More 'godparents' for Belarusian political prisoners

27.03.2021 #WeStandBYyou: More 'godparents' for Belarusian political prisoners

Members of Parliament from Germany and Great Britain take over godparenthood for Illia Mihno, Ruslan Akostka and Aliaksandr Drazdou

Three new political prisoners in Belarus

25.03.2021 Three new political prisoners in Belarus

Joint statement by representatives of the Belarusian human rights community

Journalist Dzianis Ivashyn is political prisoner

24.03.2021 Journalist Dzianis Ivashyn is political prisoner

Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations

Political prisoner Dzmitry Kubarau sentenced to 7 years on ‘rioting’ charges

24.03.2021 Political prisoner Dzmitry Kubarau sentenced to 7 years on ‘rioting’ charges

The Frunzienski District Court of Minsk handed down a verdict in the criminal case of political prisoner Dzmitry Kubarau, who was accused of organizing mass riots (Part 1 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code).

Free all political prisoners in Belarus!

24.03.2021 Free all political prisoners in Belarus!

Libereco has launched a petition to the regime in Belarus and calls for the release of all political prisoners in Belarus immediately.

Human rights groups insist on release and retrials for 10 more political prisoners

23.03.2021 Human rights groups insist on release and retrials for 10 more political prisoners

Joint statement of the Belarusian human rights community

Freedom for political prisoners Volha Zavadskaya and Mikhail Berkas!

22.03.2021 Freedom for political prisoners Volha Zavadskaya and Mikhail Berkas!

Joint statement of Belarusian human rights organizations

Political prisoner Dzianis Chykaliou sentenced to 3 years of “khimiya”, released in the courtroom

22.03.2021 Political prisoner Dzianis Chykaliou sentenced to 3 years of “khimiya”, released in the courtroom

Judge Alena Bushava sentenced Chykaliou to three years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary (so called “khimiya”). The convict was released in the courtroom to await an appeal hearing.

Political prisoner Yahor Suhoidz sentenced to 2 years in prison

19.03.2021 Political prisoner Yahor Suhoidz sentenced to 2 years in prison

The Centraĺny District Court of Minsk sentenced today political prisoner Yahor Suhoidz to two years in a general-security penal colony, after Judge Viktoryia Shabunia found him guilty under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code.

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